Zbig’s “The Orchestra – Finale” and Other Things

As I was writing to my wife, telling her about the existence of Polish director Zbigniew Rybczyński’s musical live-action piece, “The Orchestra,” bemoaning the fact that I’ve not found a video copy more than 360 pixels, here I found one that puports to be 720p. It’s not, of course, merely the 360p video artificially enlarged…

Days of Art #57: Ave Maria

Did you know: The song “Ave Maria” is sung to a melody penned by Franz Schubert. However, the words you’re used to hearing aren’t the original words to the song. It was originally “Ellens Dritter Gesang” (Ellen’s Third Song) and part of his Lady of the Lake collection. Just as Schubert had adapted Walter Scott’s…

100 Days of Art – Day 28: The Roberts McFerrin

Many of you have probably heard of Bobby McFerrin, below, noted singer, musician, and one-man voicechestra/multi-octave singer, beat-boxer, and, conductor. However, did you know that he’s actually Robert McFerrin, Jr. and his father was noted baritone Robert McFerrin (1921-2006)? No, well sit back and take a listen to both men’s work. Robert McFerrin was a…